Jon Stead Joins Harrogate Town
Harrogate Town have today confirmed the signing of striker Jon Stead, the Yorkshireman has made over 600 league appearances, scoring over 150 goals. Standing at six foot three, Jon Stead signs from Notts County where he has spent the last four seasons making 182 appearances and scoring 51 goals while at the club.
Having spent time playing in the Premier League with Blackburn Rovers, Sunderland and Sheffield United, Stead has also played for Huddersfield Town, Derby County, Bristol City, Ipswich Town, Coventry City, Oldham Athletic, Bradford City and Notts County.
The Huddersfield born forward has hit double figures in all competitions in each of his last five seasons stretching back to the 2014/15 season with Sky Bet League One side Bradford City. Stead was on loan at The Bantams from his boyhood club Huddersfield Town, who the striker had rejoined in 2013/14 having started his career with The Terriers.
An impressive eighteen goals in thirty appearances in the 2003/04 season earned him a £1million plus move to Blackburn Rovers where he spent two seasons in the Premier League, scoring a memorable winner against Manchester United. A £1.8m move to Sunderland followed where Stead spent another season in the Premier League, before returning to the top flight with Neil Warnock’s Sheffield United in the 2006/07 season.
Speaking about signing for Harrogate Town Jon Stead said, “Coming away from Notts County after four years I knew I needed a change and something fresh. I wanted to get things sorted out as soon as possible and make sure I knew where I was playing my football next season, I’m delighted to be here and really looking forward to getting going.
The things that have been going on at this club over the last two or three years are fantastic, they’re moving in the right direction and I wanted to be a part of the club so that I can help improve it and move it on to that next step.”